Well I'm nearly 50, so I decided a while back to celebrate/commiserate this date by going to see my brother in Vancouver, and spend 4..6 weeks riding down the west side of the Rockies to San Fransisco and back up the east side,l then back to Vancouver.
I'd originally planned on taking my burnt candy orange Versys to the east coast US and then go for a play, but decided I couldn't be without my bike for the 4 weeks either side of the trip sea freight would demand, and I wasn't rich (or stupid) enough to pay air freight.
After a lot of indecision and umming and ahhing, and failing to track down a bike for sale on this site (understandably most were wary of selling a bike to an unknown, and most didn;t even respond) I've finally got my bike organised for the trip.. its a 2008 Black Versys
. Well I enjoy riding a Versys so much be a shame not to
. so that means I've got to fettle another Versys
As the crisis point is late April that means being in and around the west coast in May and early June. So if anyone fancies a meet up and go for a days play on the roads you'd recommend then lets plan to meet up during that period.
Its been a long time planning, but now I have the bike organised, I'd better go get some flights
its a bit daft but even now I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about the trip and now its for deffo. many people have said its to grandiose, too vague that I'll never do it. but you are only 50 once (although it lasts for 365 days)
as far as planning the trip goes I'm going to use Destination Highways in BC, Washington and Northern California, then a 'Mad Maps' for Oregon and theres a book that covers the eastern side of the Rockies.
for those that can, looking forward to meeting up and putting faces to names